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The Beijing Marathon Returns, With Some Covid-Zero Conditions

Despite the short notice and multiple Covid tests required, the capital’s runners are ready to race again

The Beijing marathon is back. Probably.

No one will really be certain until the starting gun goes off on Nov. 6. The race, once one of the world’s top city marathons, has been on hiatus for two years, and with China sticking to its Covid-Zero policies, the marathon’s return has been marked with delays and uncertainty.